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Iroquois Indians World views and Stereotypes The Iroquois Indians have a commitment to collective responsibility and also have related attitudes towards property ownership These concepts have had great meaning to the Iroquois and have shaped and influenced their society greatly It has shaped they way the Seneca formed their economic systems political systems social relationships and ideology and religion This has led to many stereotypes and many different worldviews about the Iroquois Indians The Iroquois believed and were committed to collective responsibility Meaning the whole tribe took on responsibilities and knew what they had to do Each individual in the tribe acted for the tribe but did it independently and on their own They had individual responsibilities and carried them through with no problems Each person grew up with the ideal of autonomous responsibility and being independent The cultivation of the ideal of autonomous responsibility and the suppression of its antinomy dependency -- began early in life Iroquois children were carefully trained to think for themselves but to act for others In order for them to survive as a community they need to get the work done and they only could do this by being and acting responsible and committed to their tribe For example the Iroquois women knew that since the men went away on hunting tribes to get them meat they had to hold the community together and gather food to keep their tribe from dying while the men were away Sometimes the men did not even come back with anything meaning the tribe had to survive only on what the women had collected for that week The women had a lot of responsibilities and knew they had to get them done so they did The Iroquois Indians also had related and strong attitudes about property ownership They felt that God owned the land because the land is a part of nature and God owns nature So
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